Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11844
kernel problems disregarded
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
PLEASE overlook reports 10976 and 10679 again. People had problems with
these things and are STILL having problems and posting. I'm running Redhat
6.1 until it is resolved and would really like to upgrade. I'm sure there
are others out there in the same boat. These are legitimate problems and I
feel they were dismissed too easily. Please take time to overlook this
problem and resolve it without just saying it doesn't exist. Thank you.
I agree. I am also having these problems.
For fun: bug 10976 and bug 10679 (ease of reference).
Hm. I think I may have stumbled across the problem here, and a solution as
well. Here's a link from deja.com:
If you set CONFIG_MODVERSIONS=y on a fast machine, modversions.h never gets
updated because the dependencies are not calculated correctly.
It appears that this bug has existed for quite some time and has even propagated
to the 2.4 kernel release series.
The short-term patch is to set CONFIG_MODVERSIONS=n. Mikael Pettersson
<firstname.lastname@example.org> said in the above link that he is working on a patch that will
always get the modification times right. I don't know if he realizes that this
problem afflicts the 2.2.16 kernel as well...
I can say that the above fixed my problem.
Also: a patch for the 2.4.0-test5 kernel can be had at the link following. I
haven't tried it, but it may fix the 2.2.16 bugs as well:
Since there are patches available, we'll wait for them to migrate through the
mainstream kernel into our kernels as a resolution to this problem.